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Web sites are everything these days! It is a great way to keep in up with friends and relatives, grow a business, host an online portfolio or photo gallery, develop an eCommerce site to sell handmade items or launch a recipe blog! However, if you are not super techy, you might get left on the sidelines, right? That has been a case for many years, but today together we will take a look at the GoDaddy Website Builder – a tool that is designed take a non-techy person like me from nothing to a fully working website in less than one hour. Is it really full-proof or will I manage to mess it up?
I am sure you’ve heard about GoDaddy – the leading website for web domains, web hosting, and more, but did you know that their website builder offers a free trial for any website built on their platform? I am trying a personal website as I am looking to share my travel stories with the world! However, more advanced plans include a variety of great options like PayPal integration, hosting, security, SEO, unlimited designs, integrated marketing, and eCommerce Tools.
Are you ready to build a website? Put your credit card back into your purse, GoDaddy offers a free one month trial – no credit card required. Click this link to create an account and go to the next page – where you will answer a couple very important questions: what is it about and how do you want to call it.
While these questions are not hard to answer, they are the beginning of your new site. The topic was easy for me to decide on since I already knew what I wanted to talk about, but the title I wanted to have some fun with. Are you loving my unique name?
If you love redecorating, the next step will be your favorite part as you create a great website that will reflect your unique personality or business ideas – from colors to features. Each theme comes with a variety of backgrounds and layouts, but also lets you upload your own art. And get this, all these choice are visual – no HTML knowledge required.
What should your homepage look like? The home page comes with a few basic elements. Click on the “Edit” on the top of the screen and add more elements. The gallery might look nice here as well as a video. I also added a small “About Me” section and blog post thumbnails. With more than 10 different section options there are a lot of options to chose from.
Check it out – this site is up to a good start. As a graphic designer myself, I really love the color combinations GoDaddy uses to create these layouts. There is enough contrast to separate different sections of the page regardless what elements you decide to use on the page – they all work together great. Plus you can see your site preview on mobile and desktop side-by-side!
By the way, you can actually build this site on either desktop or mobile.
Want to have more than one page? Let’s do it – The upper left corner, next to Page: Click on the drop menu next to home and chose “Add New” – you now have a new page – what will it be?
I love being able to see my results instantly and as soon as I am happy with a result, I can either Preview or Publish.
Are you ready to take your own Free Trial now through 8/11/17 and get a 1 month free trial of GoDaddy’s GoCentral Website Builder?
The Free Trial is an opportunity for you to use a GoDaddy Product free of charge for one (1) month, beginning on the date that you accept the Free Trial offer. The Free Trial will expire one (1) month from the date you accept the Free Trial offer, regardless of whether or not you use the Product during the Free Trial period. No credit card is necessary. The free trial is now available in all markets we sell the product.